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for obama. >> center left. >> that's another show. we'll have that conversation. but the country is center right in large measure. >> we can't have another arithmetic system. >> this is not about the math. this is about the facts and the realities on the ground. >> the facts. the numbers. >> 51% of the people identify themselves as pro-life. that's center right. >> they don't support outlawing -- >> another show. >> they don't believe in outlawing abortion. they just support life. >> self-identify as pro-life. let's move on. the point is this. >> no. i can't move on. this country is -- when it comes down to the law, the people are pro-choice. when it comes to values, they may be against abortion. we can't go any further. >> a personhood amendment failed in mississippi. you have just said the country is a center right country, and your evidence of that is that obama won? >> no, that's your evidence. >> what evidence do you have that it's center right? >> what i'm talking about is on the issues that the conservative movement is going to be talking to the country about -- >> taxing the rich?
the country -- >> i don't agree with that. >> the country is center right. >> they just voted for obama. >> center left. >> that's another show. we'll have that conversation. but the country is center right in large measure. >> we can't have another arithmetic system. >> this is not about the math. this is about the facts and the demint specializes in. you say to latinos, look at this guy. he's brown like you. but when he starts to speak, he has to say the same doctrine script and say party line. he has to be against the dream act. marco rubio was for privatizing social security. he's for all the same stuff that the american people over and over again have rejected ideawise, but he can put it in a nicer package. that's what jim demint has been trying to say. if you were back at your old job, rnc chair, you may be there again for all i know, how would you repair this thing? would you go to demint and his crowd moving to the outside to sort of build their sort of logger out there to fight the establishment or would you say, wait a minute, the future is dead center conservative. it's not f
: why is nbc so committed to dividing the country along racial lines? and president obama warns syrian president assad not to cross the red line and make chemical weapon ons. we know they did, so how is our commander in chief going to respond? and what about radio hosts in australia? should they be fired? next. %. mmmm tasty. and cut! very good. people are always asking me how we make these geico adverts. so we're taking you behind the scenes. this coffee cup, for example, is computer animated. it's not real. geico's customer satisfaction is quite real though. this computer-animated coffee tastes dreadful. geico. 15 minutes could save you 15 % or more on car insurance. someone get me a latte will ya, please? well, having a ton of locations doesn't hurt. and a santa to boot! [ chuckles ] right, baby. oh, sir. that is a customer. oh...sorry about that. [ male announcer ] break from the holiday stress. fedex office. with less chronic osteoarthritis pain. imagine living your life with less chronic low back pain. imagine you, with less pain. cymbalta can help. cymbalta is fda-approved to ma
calculus. >> sean: that was president obama back in august explaining what the country's position would be if the syrian government started moving around chemical weapons to use against its own people. well, this week we learned that the syrian government did just that. they have mixed and are red to use sarin gas. as the "new york times" pointed out earlier today, president obama now seems to be changing his position. now, their report reads in part, quote, in the past week amid intelligence reports that some precursor chemicals have been mixed for possible use as weapons, mr. obama's red line appears to have shifted. his warning against moving weapons has disappeared from his public pronouncements as well as those of secretary of state hillary rodham clinton. if we hold the president accountable for what he said in august, we've crossed the red line. joining us is former new mexico governor bill richardson and andrew mccarthy. governor, he said that we have -- you know, a red line is here for us if we start seeing chem weapons being moved around. chemical weapons are being moved aroun
worse or more dangerous or president obama's fault. if you step back and look at it we're out of iraq. under president bush's exit agreement. president obama followed that. we're moving out of afghanistan. building that country up. you have got democracy moving forward in tunisia and libya is certainly better off. if you look at a more complex issue, the nuclear weapons, president obama has done more than any other president to secure the very weapons that would be the most dangerous to us. >> laura: there you have it. nancy said libya throughout the middle east, iraq, afghanistan, these are signs of progress, a bumpy road. we all knew it was going to be bumpy. what's your reaction? >> i this that i nancy is living in cloud cookie land if she thinks the world is safer today under president obama. dick cheney is absolutely right. the world is far more dangerous today. there is a great lack of u.s. leadership under president obama this is the administration i think that has significantly led from behind. it's outsourced its own u.s. leadership on the world stage countries like france an
with that. >> the country is center right. >> they just voted for obama. >> center left. >> that's another show. we'll have that conversation. but the country is center right in large measure. >> we can't have another arithmetic system. >> this is not about the math. this is about the facts and the realities on the ground. >> the facts. the numbers. >> 51% of the people identify themselves as pro-life. that's center right. >> they don't support outlawing -- >> another show. >> they don't believe in outlawing abortion. >> self-identify as pro-life. let's move on. the point is -- >> no. i can't move on. this country is -- when it comes down to the law, the people are pro-choice. when it comes to values, they may be against abortion. we can't go any further. you have just said the country is a center right country, and your evidence of that is that obama won? >> no, that's your evidence. >> what evidence do you have that it's center right? >> what i'm talking about is on the issues that the conservative movement is going to be talking to the country about -- >> taxing the rich? they're agains
, not irresponsible entitlements. that gets a pass. it will be tax cuts. obama's premise that this country'country'scountry's firse fraudulent and he's fixing it, and they'll be etched in stone. tax cuts. >> the president has given the republicans flexibility to come up with a credible, specific plan. what they offered in return was an empty letter. >> when it comes to fiscal cliff that's threat nick our economy and threatening jobs, the white house has wasted another week. >> tax cuts is what caused the fall of the united states from super power status. >> this president just won a big election and you would think that he would want to lead. >> we've had the election. the president was clear in the campaign that he was advocating and fighting for the middle income tax cuts. >> tax cuts. the whole premise of tax cuts is going to be blamed for all of this economic mess. >> this is a moment of truth. the clock is ticking, christmas it coming, the goose is getting fat. in many homes across america, it's a very, very lean time. >> the reports indicate that the president has adopted a deliberat
. but the country is center right in large measure. >> we can't have another arithmetic system. obama got more than 50%. >> this is about the facts and the realities on the ground. >> chip, do you agree with michael steele, the center right? >> i think we are a center right country. i also agree with karen, maybe it is the purple outfit. if you look at the numbers especially if you're under 40 which both of you ladies obviously are, they don't really care about gay marriage. they really don't care about those issues. i think that's where you're seeing kind of moving in that country and the numbers prove that out. i think also i've always said the great mid nell this country to my opinion seems to be socially more liberal and fiscally more consecutive. they don't want to see a country that's $16 trillion in debt but they don't necessarily want to see a government that feels like they're dictating their church value on somebody. so just like we've known for a long time, we're deeply split country but i do think we lean a little bit to the right on most issues. >> karen, should we even try to label th
replaced what was exceptional country with a tolerant country. it is why president obama went around the world. not because america was exceptional but wanted them to know we want to be liked and told we are not so bad. that never works. we see that now with the arabs spring. the arab nightmare. in closing i always like to say even though i don't know what i'm going to say, in closing the cool are in the driver's seat right now and we are in the passenger seat. tool like james mansfield. .. >> once every four years, this is like their romance novel. running for office is their romance novel. they are into it. their cars run for office. when you see them, they have bumper stickers. it's like they want you to know how they feel all the time. going off topic here, i was interviewed by a knoxville paper today, one of the worst interviews ever. it was awful. so the first -- she did some kind of softball question, and then she started asking isn't your book just what fox news says? and i go, can you give me specifics? [laughter] there was, like, 40 seconds of silence. [laughter] i go, no,
with the country's chemical weapons. president obama has threatened action if chemical weapons are used, and now we have learned that the pentagon is updating military options for the president. we'll have more on the president's red line and the military options in about ten minutes. >>> belize will have to wait a little longer to question former internet mogul john mcafee about his neighbor's murder. a judge in guatemala says mcafee can remain in the country until his immigration case is heard in court. well, that could take another month. mac afee is recovering after be a apparent collapse. he had been on the run for weeks but insists he has nothing to do with his neighbor's death. >>> charlie crist announced friday on twitter he's officially a democrat. crist spoke at the democratic national convention in september as an independent. he ran for the u.s. senate two years ago as an independent but lost to marco rubio and served as governor of florida as a republican. sum are speculating crist made this latest move in preparation for a run against incumbent florida governor rick scott in 2014. >>>
of the friends of syria meeting, a grouping of dozens of countries pledging nonmilitary support to help rebels out. and-- president obama asking congress for more than 60 billion dollars to help east coast states recover from the devastation of superstorm sandy. while lawmakers in new york and new jersey call it a good start. they add, it won't cover everything. peter doocy live with details. >> kelly, new york governor. rather new jersey governor chris christie and andrew cuomo initially asked washington for about 79 billion dollars to rebuild their states and they are now thanking the president for his 60.4 billion dollars commitment and the white house wrote a letter to congress yesterday that says these are funds necessary to finance a needed recovery effort and to help the the region prepare for future challenges, including future severe storms and coastal flooding, swells impacts associated with a changing climate. but, amid the debt debate in d.c., there are questions how easy it will be to get congress to write such a big check and speaker boehner's spokesman says we will review it and
they feel the way they feel. on the other hand, the majority in this country has the right to rule. has the right to make decisions. obama won the election. we won seats in the house. the american people want action and it is undemocratic. it is un-american when a small minority can deny the majority from going forward. >> and senator, the fiscal situation they are dealing with in washington, it doesn't look like we have made a lot of progress. what are your thoughts on that? >> well, it shouldn't just be the speaker and the president. it should be the voice of the american people. it should be the senate and should be the house. on these issues, ed, the election mattered. and poll after poll tells us the same thing. not a lot of debate but that's what the american people want. >> that's not getting through to speaker boehner. >> and that's why the president and the democrats have to stand tall. the democrats must not snatch defeat out of the jaws of victory. we have the american people on our side. we won the election. poll after poll tells us. the american people understand president
. >> thank you, dan. >>> this morning marks 24 days before the country goes over the fiscal cliff, where everyone's taxes automatically go up. and deep spending cuts kick in. president obama is taking aim at republicans, accusing them of blocking a bill that would prevent tax rates to go up for the middle class. fiscal cliff negotiations are now in the hands of just two people. president obama and house speaker john boehner. abc's david kerley joins us live with the latest. david, we have a positive jobs report. better than expected. consumer confidence floated. >> reporter: they're using the jobs report right now, the obama administration. a little more fuel. and we are talking about two men now. it comes down to these two guys and a lot of jobs on the line. possible hiring freezes, furloughs if we go over the cliff. now, working for the cuts they will make if we do actually go over the cliff. a diner, middle-class taxpayers and the vice president, telling republicans a deal to extend tax cuts for all but the wealthy is easy. >> the president would probably have me sprint up to the hill
to an agenda or an ideology. i applaud like charlie gasperino barack obama's success, john boehner's success, came in humble beginnings, but neither one of us are doing us a favor. neither one of them are deserving of hero worship in a country falling apart. >> i didn't think we should be hero worshipping the president, what i said he's an admirable man that did great things. >> sure, absolutely. >> in this country. i don't agree with his agenda. >> you argue that we haven't lost, to dagen's point we have it in us, but we haven't shown it? >> the lawmakers in washington don't, they're a bunch of gutless weasels who don't-- >> that language there. >> furthermore it's not productive language. >> well, they're not productive, and criticizing me for calling them gutless when that's exactly what they are. >> i'm trying to draw a distinction between-- >> come on. the gutless weasels on the one hand and not doing a good enough job on the other hand, let's cheer them on and say we honor your service, now, do a better job. >> yeah i got cheered when i didn't unload the dishwasher when i was a kid ins
. customers are working people in this country. we'll not let them get away with it. >> working people working for the companies that are worried about their jobs because of the tax implications of obama care. >> rick, if they had done it elegantly and say we'll have to do a surcharge on every bill which does happen in san francisco. >> very, very different issue. every bill has a nice surcharge on it you would have had a similar back lash. why are you trying to charge me more? >> they are not paid to be eloquent. they're paid to do the work and sometimes it doesn't come across as well but they were talking about the bottom line. i thought they were within their rights and don't you. >> they are within their rights, but is it the wise thing to do? if you are the sole owner and pren pren and shareholder, go for it and talk about how 28 hours is the new 40 and as they cut the hours back so they don't expose people to increased health care costs. but if you are a ceo and other shareholders own 98 percent. >> and john, what d about that? they are public corporations and not private companies that
inside the country. >> ray, you russelled with this issues in the early days of the obama administration. i wanted to put the same question as emanuel formulated it to you, which is how does one integrate or reconcile an aggressive policy on human rights with a policy that is very centered on nonproliferation, is it impossible to do it? emanuel says there is a bay and in fact used the word expedient. i would note that the administration took fair amount of criticism after the green revolution for not speaking up strongly enough, early enough, as the crackdown began there it's also worth noting that about a year ago, the u.s. announced a set of sanctions on irgc and other officials on their human rights abuses, which is somewhat different. these sanctions were different than the typical sanctions which are very much aimed at proriff -- proliferators. so the administration would argue they have tried to grapple this. how would you answer that question. [inaudible] >> talk into the mic. >> i think when you kind of look at this issue, which is not upstrictly a u.s.-iran issue but it's imbedd
to the polls in big numbers, you end up with barack obama, two-term president. republicans tried to cross reality and reality won. the demographics of the country are changing. we're facing another set of realities. the federal government has taken in taxes that equals 18% of the overall economy. it's 17.8% to be exact. that's become something of a magic number in politics. you tell orrin hatch loves the 18%. if we keep all the bush tax cuts, we stick at that magic number. that means "taxes would still be high enough compared to recent history." across the political spectrum, consider warren buffett and higher taxes for the rich. he wrote "our government's goal should be to bring in 18.5% revenue. he doesn't say. those are levels attained over extended periods in the past. permit me a decent from the or kl of omaha. the average of our past revenue is not sufficient to sustain our future. in fact, it wasn't even enough to support our past. only three times in the past 50 years has the 18% been enough to balance the budget. the only recent balancing came during the clinton era when growth w
between president obama and congressional republicans as they try to hammer out a deal to avert the country falling off the fiscal cliff. >> let's allow higher rates to go up for the top 2%. by doing that alone we raise almost trz z $2 trillion. >> increasing rates will hit small businesses that produce 60 to 70% of the new jobs in our country. >> most americans agree with the president. a majority say they are okay with raising taxes on people with incomes over a quarter million a year. this poll is one of three surveys out over the past week and a half to indicate the public gives a thumbs-up to raising taxes on high earners. the polls indicate a big partisan divide with democrats and independents supporting such a move and a majority of republicans opposed. the polls also suggest that most people want cuts in government spending as part of a deal to avert the fiscal cliff. not when it comes to entitlements. according to three new surveys a majority say no to raising the eligibility age for medicare. does the public think politicians in washington will hammer out a deal before
to the next political battle. >> heather, i don't know what is more outrageous. the fact obama has spent $5 trillion under his watch, the fact he wants unlimited authority with the debt ceiling or the fact we are already over $16 trillion in debt. none of that is good for the country. why in the world would we give obama an open checkbook to run up the debt even more. we need to cut spending and keep the cap in place. joy right now as it stands, the -- >> right now the president's plan calls for 1.6 trillion in tax increases. that's double what was previously suggested and 200 billion in new stimulus spending. john what guaranteed cuts is the president offering, guaranteed cuts? >> well, he has already agreed to a trillion before, and he talked about more now. i think we all know economists and business people are cutting their way out of the problem. it is an approach that is cuts to entitlements and tax increases. it is the only way forward. when you think of entitlements almost every penny goes into the economy quickly. if you are talking about cutting entitlements that will have a devas
on the republican side of the table facing mr. obama says raising taxes on upper income americans will not fix the huge problems this country is facing. >> even if the president got the tax rate hike he wanted, understand that we would continue to see trillion-dollar deficits for as far as the eye can see. washington has a spending problem and not a revenue problem. >> for many top democrats it is all about taxes and not spending cuts in averting the fiscal cliff. >> the facts are that at this point the 39.6% does produce the revenue. the differentiation between the 39 pin 6% and the 28% that the president has for limitation or deductions creates a great deal of money as well. >> one conservative commentator suggested the out come of the fiscal talks won't be the end of the world. >> we will have taxes which are roughly the same as they were underon. we did fine in that. we will do fine. >> the question is whether these negotiations will lead to making other tough choices such as washington getting a handle on the growth of government. if not the european example seems to suggest huge fiscal t
last year. there is one tree dedicated just to the obama family dog, bo. of course 100 pound gingerbread house has working chan dell leers. with the country in budget crisis and many in the northeast not able to get a christmas tree this year thanks to sandy, you would think they would tone it down a little bit. that's what i think. we want to know what you think. does the white house need 54 christmas trees? log on to gerriwillis.com and vote on the right-hand side of the screen. i will announce the results at end of the show. with all the talk about the white house christmas tree and rockefeller christmas tree you would think they're the biggest and brightest around but they are not. here are the top five tallest christmas trees in the country. number five, the mayor's christmas tree in kansas city, missouri. 100 foot tall tree in the city. not bought but grown by the mayor himself. way to go. number four, the christmas tree at the grove in los angeles. they may not have a white christmas but they certainly have the spirit thanks to 110 foot white fir adorned with 10,000 li
%. my next guest says the obama administration is punishing job producers and subsidizing a withdrawal from the work force. joining us now, one of the country's most thoughtful, provocative political and economic thinkers, author george gilder who wrote the best seller, wealth and poverty, and a seminal work in it is great to have you with us. some people upon closer inspection, it is not good news and people are leaving the work force. >> it sure isn't. we are paying people to leave the workforce. some $1 trillion offpayments of various kinds to keep people from working and to break up their families and to demoralize their earnest. it is -- it ignores the elephant in the room which is a massive departure of the prime age man from the work force. it is accelerating today. and part of this is being subsidized by the government through record disability payments. lou: disability payments from social security administration, taking that a side when one looks at food stamps and medicaid alone, you can add other incentives as well and support programs, but we are looking at the prospect of
to the job by president barack obama. now, the fcc tried to pull this same stunt under a republica chairman back in the second term of george w. bush, but at hearings held around the country an angry public fought back. >> we told you a year ago when you came to seattle that media consolidation is a patently bad idea. no "ifs," "ands," or "buts" about it. so with all due respect i ask you, what part of that didn't you understand? >> i'm a republican and i'm a capitalist, but some areas of our private sector must be regulated. freedom of information is too important, we must be oactive in protecting that fundamental freedom. >> if the fcc is here wanting to know if chicago's residents are being wewell served, the answers no. if local talent is being covered, the answer is no. if community issues are being treated sensitively, the answer is no. if minority groups are getting the coverage and input that they need, the answer is no. the answer is no. >> if you will not stand up for we the people, then i have news for you. we the people are standing up for ourselves. this is our media, and we ar
saying it's very clear first of all detroit may be the largest bankruptcy in the country that. may be right on its way. second of all they are not going to be bailed out. obama is spending enough money and raising enough tax hikes, anyw anyway. and third, they can't govern themselves. this is not a new problem. this didn't just happen last week. this has been going on for years. >> larry, 60 years it's been one-party rule. along with that comes one attitude. one ideal system. and it certainly hasn't worked. i have a couple of suggestions, though. we can pass the hat if you're willing to throw in a couple of dollars. we don't have a hat to pass because we're so poor. if you're willing to throw in a couple of dollars maybe we can do something here. >> i'm just saying somebody has a mandate. look we had this in new york city in the 1970s. know liked it. but then governor hugh carey, okay, bless his soul, mandated, forced, jammed through financial emergency control boards for the state, doc, and for the estimate nobody liked it. but new york was bankrupt. he had to do it. i think gover
the problem and will entangle us yet further in conflicts in far flung countries where it's very difficult to sustain support in this country. >> once again, that was george mitchell, former senator and former middle east envoy for president obama. >>> former south african president nelson mandela is in the hospital. a government statement says he was admitted to a hospital today to undergo testing. it says mandela is doing well and the tests are just routine for someone his age. mandela is 94. >>> if you think people are only reading books on tablets, well, think again. how one traditional bookstore is making more money than ever. the secret next in our american journey. [ male announcer ] there are plenty of reasons to be jolly at the chevy year-end event because chevy's giving more. more efficiency with sonic and cruze... more function in equinox and traverse... more dependability with the legendary silverado... and more style in the all-new malibu. chevy's giving more at the year-end event because 'tis the season. chevy's giving more. this holiday season, get a 2013 cruze ls for around
a video interview to political this week and said who is barack obama and what drives him? it's not a big mystery at this point. >> the media seem to have no problems supporting the idea of putting higher taxes on higher wage earningers in this country and take a look at this from the california teachers union. >> and ordinary people wondered why rich people needed so much money, the 1% said, don't worry, this is good for you, too. because it will trickle down from us to you. and some day, you'll be rich and then the rules we made for us will be your rules, too. >> and that's ed asner, the actor, voicing that production. what's been the media reaction, jim? >> not much. part of it is i'd be hard pressed on a family channel to describe what we just saw there. you have to look, rewind it and look closely and aear to be urinating on ordinary americans which is kind of gross. >> jon: the rich on the poor. >> and if rush limbaugh put that video on his channel, there would have been more explosion. >> jon: this from the teachers union from the most populous state. >> but it's california after a
servicing the debt, just paying the interest on the money we owe china and other countries. can we do that. and president obama, senator obama you 2008. he thought debt was bad, out of control spending was a bad thing. listen to him. >> the problem is is that the way bush has done it over the last eight years is to take out a credit card from the bank of china in the name of our children, driving up our national debt from 5 trillion dollars the first 42 presidents, 43, add 4 trillion dollars by his lonesome, so we now have over 9 trillion dollars of debt that we are going to have to pay back, $30,000 for every man, woman and child, that's irresponsible, it's unpatriotic. >> ainsley: saying 9 trillion dollars in debt is not responsible. do you know what the national debt is now? 16.4 trillion almost double. >> clayton: he blamed president bush all my his lonesome, but president obama you put 5 trillion in your debt and on the way to 10 trillion. and you want to talk about unpatriotic and dangerous. >> clayton: both parties don't cut government. neither cut government since the 1950's and wh
to be here. president obama's rail program is being more options to millions of americans as we invest in our rails for creating jobs and supporting economic growth. it is critical to america's future. by 2015 our country will be home to 100 million more people. right now our highways and runways are already congested. i do not have to tell any of you that. this congestion will only grow with time. we can act today or face a transportation crisis later. investing in real is a priority. it is high priority of the american people. you acknowledged to our three governors that turned down the money. during this time we have received 500 applications for the money that was turned back in florida, $2.3 billion. we have $10 billion worth of requests. the idea that people do not want passenger rail? they do. we have the statistics. we have the people that tell us this. thus a get the progress. as a result of this administration's investment, the first high-speed rail system is set to take place. it will carry travelers from los angeles in san francisco in less than three hours, morris twice as fast b
in this country. it is the world war ii e.r.a. the employer has to do this because we couldn't increase wages back then. thats wa the link. we had an opportunity during the obama care discussions to break that once and for all so we could take our own health care from "a" to "b" to "c." >> i don't want to leave it out there that somehow small business is going to be adversely affected by this. it is going to be positive. >> very positive. >> the issue was that small business, small business right now is impacted by this overall tax structure which is benefiting the large corporations. >> their workers with wages, with lower wages because health care costs so much. >> is there any possibility of coming to a political agreement about these sort of more entrenched, deeper questions. you talked about the credit card, consumer protection act. >> not today or tomorrow. >> if you are going to make change, we didn't dig ourselves into this hole overnight. elizabeth katy stanton raising her children and susan b. anthony spent their entire lives before they got back the right for women to vote. this will ta
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